Message from the Editor
It was sometime in late 2008, I was trying to find a list of fellow Iranian attorneys in the US. I had seen the Iranian Yellow Pages they come up with in most regions of the country, but they usually only cover California, and a few other major metropolitan areas, with high Iranian population. "What if you live in Springfield, Missouri, or Pueblo, Colorado, and you are looking for an Iranian lawyer," I asked myself.
I found a couple of websites where they were supposed to have them listed, but they seemed too confusing, boring and user-unfriendly.
So, shortly after that, we got together with a few computer savvy folks, put our heads together, and the result is the website you see. With the whole idea of “paper” going out of business, it is time for Iranians to use the internet as an efficient means of finding each other. “Iranian-lawyers.com” is the first website of this series to be presented on line, and hopefully, it makes an attempt to do what is it designed to do: Connecting Iranians with Iranians.
Scroll through our website: We have lawyers from large firms as well as sole practitioners. Lawyers with general practice from small towns, as well as specialists from big cities.
You may search for a lawyer, based on his/her name, location, or specialty. Once selected, you can view his/her office information, such as street address and phone number and their website; and some even have their pictures up.
In these times where everything in ‘on the web’, we have tried to finally have all the Iranian lawyers working in the USA, all under one roof. A few other sites for other Iranian professionals have also been created (www.iranian-everything.com) and our goal is to complete the series, listing all Iranian professionals and establishments active in the United States, by 2010.
I am delighted to be the editor of this site. Please let us know how we can help you in your pursuits. You can contact us at any time at IranianEverything@gmail.com.
If you are a lawyer, interested in being listed, please feel free to sign up by filling out the on-line form. If you have any questions, you may contact us via email, or call us at 1(800)385-6117 and we will be glad to help you any way we can.
One of Us
1) Please introduce yourself.
My name is Afshin Pishevar and I am a Lawyer practicing Litigation and Immigration here in the Capital Metropolitan Area.
2) Which part of Iran is your family from?
I was born in Tehran. I went to the "Miss Mary" School (AKA Bahar-eh No` School). My Mother is from Tabriz and my Father is From Bandar Anzali/Pahlavi.
3) How long have you been practicing law?
4) In what state(s) are you licensed to practice?
DC & Maryland.
5) Didn’t we see you on tv a couple of years ago? What case was that?
A number of my cases have been reported on by the Mass News Media. A few of the memorable ones were the "Jesus Christ" Case and my Lufthansa matter. I have appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FOX and many local Channels. I have been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, USA Today and Literally Hundreds of other publications linked to the Associated Press. "Jesus Christ" is the name of one of my clients. Our case involved Appeal of the denial of his petition to change his name from "Peter Phillips" to "Jesus Christ". There were a number of interesting issues involving the First Amendment and Separation of Church & State.
6) What happened to that case?
We were victorious on our appeal and Mr. Christ is now legally using the name of his choice.